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    Re: WK Jeep Engine- 4.7L V8

    An LS 1 chev would be a nice conversion but is it worth the effort and financial outlay to do properly? not sure. I have done more than my fair share of conversions and one thing always comes up and...
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    Re: When you really miss camping

    For that beautiful smile I would also move mountains, glad you could at least take her out for a taster, next time hopefully a bit longer. I know where your daughter gets her strength from, it can...
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    Suspension Re: Mixing and matching suspension components

    Manufacturers often refer to suspension systems and that is exactly what it is. OME shocks are designed to work with OME springs and their travel and rates and the same goes for most of the big...
  4. Re: Is a thermo electric cooler suitable for fruit and veg?

    I bought one a loong time ago, it works reasonably on 220v it is a power hungry devil at 12v and will finish your battery in no time. As mentioned they cool to ambient minus 15deg, that's according...
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    Re: Unichip Mapping

    My son has a Polo 1.9 that produces about 1000nm on the fly and a Seat with the same 97kw engine. They were both "tuned" by RK, someone that was supposed to "know" well he didn't. he cost them 5...
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    Re: Venter Bushbaby? Good buy or not?

    Generally I make a frame with bars across at half and quarter marks so it has 3 additional bars across, some people say it is overkill but as you know overkill is underrated>:D
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    Re: Venter Bushbaby? Good buy or not?

    The hm base is a sandwich construction, two thin alu sheets glued to a Styrofoam inner, a bit dodgy for me I would fit a frame underneath to spread the load
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    Defender Re: Failing/ed Boost Pipe

    You saved yourself a lot of money for a new turbo, leaking boost pipes are one of the main causes of turbo failure.
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    Re: Dometic CF 50

    Open it and leave it open while running, the active wall will remain frosted while the others will defrost
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    Re: Camping Kosi Bay

    Pasop for the stone fish, nasty critter
  11. Re: 220 v standup fridge 170 ltr in offroad caravan

    Agree with Fluffy, 12v units are just more suited to off road camping. In general they are built more sturdy to accept the bumps and vibration but the best is they are designed for 12V and that is...
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    Re: Dometic CF 50

    Easy usually the one by the compressor but a surefire way is to see which wall has the frost on when it's running>:D
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    Re: Load shedding and caravans or trailers!

    A lot of tar road caravans hAve gone 220 only with a microwave being the only "cooking" appliance. That will never work for me, in my book everything works with 12v or gas and is recharged by 220 if...
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    Re: Dometic CF 50

    Only one wall will show it colder than what it is and that is the wall with the evaporator behind the others are the same as the temp inside the fridge. with cold temp dropping to the bottom the most...
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    Re: All the way from Krugersdorp

    Plenty folks just read and one day after many years they start contributing>:D Krugersdorp is not all the way from, that applies more to randfontein or boksburg, behind the boerewors curtain sort of...
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    Re: SAFARI SNORKEL or IMPORT SNORKEL

    Safari came out with "scientific" studies why their snorkel is superior and openly slated the cheaper units, they were like the English rugby players, sour grapes. On a microscopic level the safari...
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    Re: Camping Review thread - all things camping

    I know the area very well, have a property across the Mpenyati in Greenheart.

    Port O' Call is owned by an elderly couple with old school hospitality. Yes the ablutions are a bit long in the tooth...
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    Re: 12V aircon

    Read the pictures:-[ hence the escape of "seems" >:D
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    Re: Klassieke Keur

    Amper daardie viool middel deur gesaag, baaaie talent en goeie sin vir humor
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    Re: 12V aircon

    It seems as if the 12v is only for the evaporator and condenser fan and the compressor is operated by a v belt on the engine. I dont think it will do the job>:D
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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    He must come and tell us about this place and give contact details, sounds as if it can benefit a lot of members here
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    Re: Pilanesberg self sufficient camping

    I would welcome a decent bush camp close to Pilanesberg. I have not had any major problems wit the camps and the crime issue was at the chalets quite a way from the camping sites. I do not know how...
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    Re: Caravan camping in Northern KZN.

    There has been some intrusion from skelms coming from the beach but the security staff are on the ball. They requested us to camp in certain areas and patrolled the camp regularly. As you might know...
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    Re: Please identify - fruit from Botswana

    Nope that one is def a "klapper" or monkey orange. some entrepreneurial youngsters pick the green fruit and carve the most beautiful images on it to make a buck or two.
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    Re: Best Jockey wheel - Pneumatic or not?

    Just has a Afrispoor caravan with a possible solution in the workshop. It had the double solid jockey but on the other side of the A frame it had another jockey clamp with a solid drop down stay. The...
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    Re: Keeping cool in a tent - tips?

    Good quality canvas is the base of it, next comes the fly sheet about 100 - 150mm above the tent roof. If it is a reflective sheet even better some folks claim 15 - 20 deg::)::) I would believe 10 to...
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    Re: Off-Road trailer batteries

    Charge the battery as soon as possible and keep it charged by putting it on an intelligent charger for a day or so every 6 - 8 weeks. If allowed to discharge the battery will develop sulphate...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Mtunzini is the better place to camp and as a bonus you can see the palm nut vulture in the raphia palm museum. chances to get this rarity is very good.

    Ongoye is a good 4x4 track as the road...
  29. Sticky: Re: No Nature Shots allowed !! Showcase your other photographic skills

    This is world class scale modeling, the attention to detail is on another level. Would love to see it in real life but it seems a bit far for a Sunday afternoon drive>:D

    My sons and I have been...
  30. Sticky: Re: No Nature Shots allowed !! Showcase your other photographic skills

    Thanks for the great aviation shots, I just love anything that flies. I would never have thought this Pilatus was a model, between the photographers and the super skill of the modeler it can fool...
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    Re: 6mm˛ or 10mm˛ for solar extension lead

    I have never worked with W loss:o we work with voltage loss and this is affected by the size of the conductor as well as the length and important the load. Voltage drop is a nasty circle as the more...
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    Re: 6mm˛ or 10mm˛ for solar extension lead

    Conductors are made for specific purposes. Where the conductors are not going to be moved or subjected to vibration the normal house 7 strand or even solid cable is used, The finer the strands the...
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    Re: Dual Battery systems

    [QUOTE=venemanr;4241105]Hi Guys

    Hope you are all well.

    I am looking at installing a dual battery system in my 2003 Madza Drifter. The sole purpose is to run my Weaco CFX 50L fridge, run LED's...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    The main point against alu is the fact that it is a specialist field, keep in mind that those "thin aluminium tubes" of aircraft and the stuff used for skinning and main spars are no where near the...
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    Re: Zero To Hero Challenge

    Yoh that is not lekker.

    If the head is cracked and turbo cooked it is probable that the bottom end has some serious damage as well. You might be better off in getting a Jap runner and fitting...
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